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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Finance & Information

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
UHDB Pharmacy Department is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 senior pharmacy Technician to work within the Finance and Information team.

The post holder will work within the ever-evolving area of the pharmacy department. Key deliverables include supporting the electronic prescribing Pharmacists, Chief Technicians, and the wider project team in the transition between electronic prescribing systems as part of the NHS England digital paper-lite agenda.

They will also be responsible for general Pharmacy IT system amendments, support with stock control, support end user training and deputise for the Chief Technician where appropriate.

We are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic, self-motivated individual that possesses effective communication skills, and has a keen interest in IT. The successful candidate will have all round Pharmacy experience, hold an NVQ Level 3 or BTec in Pharmaceutical sciences, or is due to qualify as a Pharmacy Technicianin 2024 and has current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), or is due to register by September 2024. Full training and support on all systems used will be provided.

Trainee Pharmacy Technicians qualifying in 2024 are welcome to apply for the post.

We will support the successful candidate to maintain competencies and CPD. In addition, support and training will also be offered to gain any additional qualifications required for this role.

Main duties of the job

Assists in the management and maintenance of the Pharmacy Stock Control and Finance Computer System, Cancer prescribing system and the Trust New EPR system.

Assist with the management and maintenance of the Pharmacy and Trust automation systems including the dispensing robot and cabinets.

Assists in the management of the Pharmacy stock checking and reporting process.

Produce reports for Pharmacy Managers/Directorate Pharmacists detailing drug usage and expenditure.

The post offers opportunities for development, and experience working across UHDB sites. There will be a requirement to participate in weekend and bank holiday working on a rotational basis.

Closing date of applications: 3 June 2024

Interview date: 17 June 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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If you are interested in an informal discussion about this role, we would be happy to hear from you. You are welcome to call the numbers below to arrange an appointment to visit our departments where we will be available to answer your questions.

Person Specification



  • NVQ 3 or Equivalent in Pharmaceutical Science or due to qualify as a pharmacy Technician by September 2024
  • Registered with the GPhC as a register Pharmacy Technician or due to register in 2024.
  • Effective communication skills - ability to communicate with staff from all areas by all methods.
  • Ability to problem solve independently and have an eye for detail.


  • Post qualification experience with some supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of PC hardware and software applications with an emphasis on maintenance and training.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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